Women`s Legal Service Tasmania is a municipal legal service funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General`s Department and operates a free, national service with offices in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. Our telephone advice line is the first point of contact for all legal advice and support. From its Hobart office, Women`s Legal Service Tasmania provides confidential, free legal advice and referrals to women in Tasmania via our telephone advice line. Legal staff are able to provide advice and referrals on all legal matters, including: In addition to telephone advice, Women`s Legal Service Tasmania is sometimes able to provide dossiers for clients across Tasmania who need to be represented in their legal affairs. For legal advice or assistance, you can contact the Women`s Legal Service via the helpline or call the Burnie office directly if you are in North West Tasmania or our office in Launceston in the North East. For any further information or requests, please call our Hobart office. If you are in North Tasmania and are or have experienced domestic violence and would like legal advice, information or referrals, you can call our office in Launceston directly on 03 6349 1943 or call our office on the ground floor, 63-65 Cameron Street, Launceston. Women`s Legal Service Tasmania manages our national telephone advice from our Hobart office. Wherever you live in Tasmania, your first contact with the service is via our helpline on 1800 682 468, where you can speak directly to a lawyer about your legal issue. If you need an appointment with one of our lawyers, they will tell you how to find us. The Burnie office provides legal information, advice, and assistance in all legal matters to clients in the northwestern part of the state who are or have been victims of domestic violence.
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an Australian telephone service for people with hearing or speech difficulties. NRS can help you contact the Women`s Legal Service Tasmania, stay in touch and get things done. The Women`s Legal Service is headed and staffed with women who are sensitive to the diverse needs of women and groups in the Tasmanian community. You can make a call or receive a call by visiting the NFS website here. If you initiate a call via the NRS, a relay agent will first answer your call and then contact us on your behalf by calling our administrative number 0362 31 9466. If you can`t hear, the relay agent can listen to our response and type it so you can read it. All calls made through the NFS are confidential and relay officers must respect your privacy. Calling our 1800 number is free from landlines and most mobile phones (some phone companies charge a fee to call 1800 numbers, so please check before dialing).
You can call 1800 service from anywhere in Tasmania and the call will not appear on your phone bill. For more information and NFS contact information, visit the National Relay Service information page. Women`s Legal Service Tasmania provides a free and confidential national service for women with offices in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. We operate a national helpline and specialist domestic violence units in Burnie and Launceston, particularly for women in North West and North Tasmania who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. Line 1800 runs between 10:00 and 16:00 on weekdays. Outside of these hours, you can leave a message with your name and number, and we will call you back (please indicate if it is safe for us to leave a message on your voicemail). The presence of the Women`s Legal Service Tasmania in Launceston was funded by the Tasmanian State Government for 2016-2017 to advise and support women in the north-east of the state who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. The Burnie office has been operational since April 2016 following the selection of Women`s Legal Service Tasmania to open a specialised domestic violence unit in North West Tasmania as part of the Australian Government`s response to the increase in domestic violence in our communities. Our Hobart office can be contacted on 03 6231 9466 for all administrative and service requests. Women in north-east Tasmania can contact the service via a dedicated hotline and make an appointment in person with one of the lawyers, who travels from Hobart to work in the Launceston office two days a week.
Mail for Women`s Legal Service Tasmania can be sent to PO Box 707, North Hobart, 7002.